Notable Storms of the 2013 Pacific Tropical Season: Hurricane Manuel

One of the deadliest storms of the 2013 Pacific Tropical Season was named Manuel and impacted parts of Mexico severely during the month of September.

A man takes a photo with his phone as a car lies on its side after a portion of a hill collapsed due to heavy rains in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.Flooding and landslides unleashed by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have claimed at least a dozen lives in Mexico and sparked the evacuations of thousands of people even before the weather systems had made landfall on the country's east and west coasts. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

One of the deadliest storms of the 2013 Pacific Tropical Season was named Manuel and impacted parts of Mexico severely during the month of September.

Manuel formed into a Tropical Depression on September 13th, 2013 was originally predicted to mainly be a heavy rain maker for parts of the Mexican country. During the first part of its life, it lasted only three days as it brought rains to places like Puerto Vallerta and Acapulco. According to RTV, the storm did shut down Acapulco's airport and killed 11 from landslides.

On September 17th, however, the remnants reformed into a Tropical Depression and prompted Tropical Storm watches to be re-issued for parts of Mexico.

It strengthened quickly and became a Hurricane the next day. According to RTV, the storm prompted heavy rain which flooded rains in parts of Baja California like Los Cabos. The next day, the storm became much more deadly for places like Sinaloa in Mexico. RTV said that floods from the storm claimed the lives of at least 97 people.

The storm would finally come to an end on September 19th over Mexico as a remnant low.


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